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Bar y Restaurante El Arco

$$ - $$$Latin, , American
5th Avenue North | between 1st and 2nd West Streets, right next to the Arch of St. Catherine, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
+502 7832 3619
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
24 Jul 2017
“Good food on the tourist trail”
5 Sep 2017
“Great steakhouse in downtown Antigua”
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Latin, Central American, American, Seafood, International, Spanish, Guatemalan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5th Avenue North | between 1st and 2nd West Streets, right next to the Arch of St. Catherine, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was concerned about a few of the reviews I read, but asked around and was told that the restaurant changed ownership around July of last year. I decided to give it a chance, and boy am I glad I did! I shared the Parillada...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a good restaurant that is located right by the famous Arch. So obviously based on the location it draws more foreign tourists with corresponding prices. I went once for breakfast and once for lunch and both times the food was very good and...More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed 5 February 2017

After an 11 day trip, was ready to relax and have an authentic Mayan meal, but with an haute cuisine approach. THe meals were delicious, the scenery was perfect, and we really enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us greatly enjoyed lunch here while touring beautiful Antigua for a day (cruise ship excursion). Following a warm greeting we were seated immediately in the courtyard. Each of us ordered the Pepian and it was delicious. Friendly service. I do recommend and would...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I came in at the height of the dinner hour. No other diners; however, I was hungry and I ordered without thinking about that fact, as the ambiance is so nice in this courtyard. Perhaps I ordered the wrong item. However, "Argentine sausages" appeared on...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 1 July 2016

El Archo restaurant and bar is a very pleasant place to dine. While the food is very good, the location in the historic Santa Catalina hotel, an old convent, makes the dining experience special. Located around the courtyard of this historic building that is almost...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Our meal at El Arco was the first outside our Hotel. We chose it after walking and sightseeing for 4+ hours and while there were others in the same part of the street, we chose this one because there was live music and when looking...More

Thank ArohaCM
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The restaurant and hotel share the same quarters, rooms and dining area set around the courtyard of the ancient convent and adjacent to the ruin from the 18th century earthquake. The restaurant offers a full and reasonably varied menu with service for breakfast, lunch and...More

Thank MichiganZumbido
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We enjoyed a nice lunch away from the main tourist track. The food was good, as was the service. We ordered chicken. It was nicely seasoned but a little dry. The corn and guacamole was very good, as it should be in Guatemala. If I...More

Thank annarc6
Reviewed 31 May 2015

My travelling companions and I stumbled upon this delightful restaurant/cafe. It is just off of a main road close to the Central Park of Antigua. It is a hidden gem as you have to enter through a dark tunnel like space of clothing vendors, and...More

Thank Wanderhoof
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5th Avenue North | between 1st and 2nd West Streets, right next to the Arch of St. Catherine, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
  • Phone Number: +502 7832 3619
  • E-mail
Our restaurant offers dining in a 400 year old historical convent at the most famous historical site in Antigua Guatemala, The Arch. We are famous for out steak prepared on our open wood fired grill. We also have a large selection of Guatemalan typical dishes and several International dishes. Our restaurant overlooks our beautiful central garden and fountain. Good quality food in a nice enviroment in a privileged location. We can seat groups up to 100.
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